Events

Upcoming Events


Date & Time
Event
Presenter

Thursday,
November 10, 2022

"Ab Ovo: A Tour of Ancient Greek and Roman Obstetrics and Gynecology"

Melissa Wong, MD, Gynecologist, Cedars-Sinai

Thursday,
December 8, 2022

"Best Practices in the Medical Humanities"

Susanna Garfinkle, MD, MSc, Director, Mount Sinai Academy for Medicine and the Humanities

Thursday,
January 5, 2023 at noon PT

"The Emergence of Scientific Disease Description: the early 19th century Guy's Hospital Triumvirate"

Frank Strauss, MD, Emeritus Staff, Clinical Chief, and Executive Committee, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Thursday,
January 12, 2023 at noon PT

"Humanity as Symbiont: René Dubos, the Autochthonous Flora, and the Discovery of the Microbiome"

Nicolas Rasmussen, PhD, Professor Emeritus, School of Humanities & Languages, University of NSW

Thursday,
January 19, 2023 at noon PT

"The Influence of [Another] Louis on American Medicine"

David N. Louis, MD, Chief of Enterprise Pathology, Mass General Brigham, Chair Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Pathologist-in-Chief, Massachusetts General Hospital, Benjamin Castleman Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Thursday,
February 2, 2023 at noon PT

"Making Sense of Diabetes’ Racial Past."

Arleen M. Tuchman, PhD, Nelson O. Tyrone Jr. Professor of History at Vanderbilt University

Thursday,
February 16, 2023 at noon PT

"Greco-Roman Anatomy in 3D: an Interactive Atlas"

Orly Lewis, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Classics

Thursday,
March 2, 2023 at noon PT

"(Re)producing Reproduction: Obstetrical Training Models, Images, and Methods, 1880–1900"

Jessica M. Dandona, PhD, Professor of Art History and Liberal Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Thursday,
March 16, 2023 at noon PT

Archiving Covid-19 Symposium

Panel Chair: Rena Selya, PhD, MLIS, Archivist and Assistant Professor, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Thursday,
March 30, 2023 at noon PT

"Clinician, Heal Thyself: Why the Histories of Healthcare and Emotions Matter."

Samuel Schotland, MD, PhD Candidate, Michigan University and Yale University

Past Events


Date & Time
Presenter
Event

Thursday,
October 27, 2022

"The History of Xenotransplantation"

Joanna Chikwe, MD, Irina and George Schaeffer Distinguished Chair in Cardiac Surgery in honor of Alfredo Trento, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday,
October 13, 2022

"Reproductive Medicine and Gendered Education: The Case of Precolonial Mali"

Devon Golaszewski, PhD, Fellow, Program in the History of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai

Thursday,
September 29, 2022

“Medicine as an Art: Perspectives from the Ancient World”

Mark Schiefsky, PhD, C. Lois P. Grove Professor of the Classics and Director of the Center for Hellenistic Studies, Harvard University

Thursday,
September 15, 2022

Pushing Cool: Big Tobacco, Racial Marketing, and the Untold Story of the Menthol Cigarette”

Keith Wailoo, PhD, Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Thursday,
September 1, 2022

“From a Hospital in Every Community to an Emergency Department in Every Region”

Nic Jon Ramos, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, Africana Studies, and the Center for Science, Technology and Society, Drexel University

Thursday,
June 9, 2022

Paul Sampson, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, University of Scranton

“Disease and Discipline: Airborne Disease and the Origins of Prison Reform”

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Franklin Strauss, MD, Nephrologist, Cedars-Sinai

“The modernization of medical education in the 20th century: the role of philanthropy”

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Angela N.H. Creager, Thomas M. Siebel Professor, History of Science Chair, Department of History, Princeton University

“The Making (and Unmaking) of Environmental Carcinogens”

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Daniel J. Wallace, MD, FACP, MACR, Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai

“The Double Life of Hans Reiter and Discovery of Reactive Arthritis”

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Peiting C. Li, Medical Humanities Fellow in Residence, Cedars-Sinai Program in the History of Medicine

“Debating Tuberculosis in 1920s Shanghai: Medical Literacy and Scientific Efficacy”

Thursday, March 31, 2022

David S. Jones, Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard University

“When Every Operation Is an Experiment: The Ethics of Innovation in Cardiac Surgery”

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Eugene Flamm, Professor of Neurosurgery and Chairman Emeritus, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center

“Neurosurgery Before Neurosurgery”

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Rabbi Dr. Jason Weiner, BCC, Denior Rabbi & Director, Spiritual Care Department, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

“The Jewish Hospital in America: Past, Present and (Possible) Future”

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Eram Alam, Assistant Professor of History of Science, Harvard University

“The Care of Foreigners”

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Jacob Steere-Williams, Associate Professor of History, College of Charleston

“Like Swallowing Red Hot Coals': Carbolic Acid and the Regulation of the First Household Disinfectant in Victorian Britain”

Wednesday, February 3, 2022

Robin Scheffler, Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, MIT

“The Promise and Pitfalls of Biomedicine”

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Lara Freidenfelds, Historian of Medicine

“Your Baby on Day 33": Pregnancy Development Timelines from Nineteenth-Century Maternity Guides to Twenty-First Century Apps”

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Richard McKay, Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, Director of Studies for History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

“Queer Men and Venereal Disease at East London’s Whitechapel Clinic, c.1932-1982”

Date & Time
Event
Presenter

Thursday, December 9, 2021

History of Medicine and Allied Sciences Speaker Series: “What's the Therapeutic Value of Anatomy in Medicine? The Greek and Roman Case”

Luis Alejandro Salas, PhD, Assistant Professor of Classics at Washington University in St. Louis

Thursday, November 11, 2021

History of Medicine and Allied Sciences Speaker Series: “Racial, Ethnic and Gender Bias in 19th Century U.S. Medicine”

Franklin Strauss, MD, nephrologist at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday, October 28, 2021

History of Medicine and Allied Sciences Speaker Series: “A 'New Order of Obstetrics'? Childbirth Cultures in Divided Germany”

Jennifer Rodgers, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of History at Caltech

Thursday, October 14, 2021

History of Medicine and Allied Sciences Speaker Series: “Ownership, Knowledge and Genetic Information”

Myles Jackson, PhD, professor of Historical Studies at Princeton University, Institute for Advanced Study

Wednesdays, Oct.13-Nov.17, 2021

Six-week course: “Epidemics, Medicine and Society”

Gideon Manning, PhD, associate director of the History of Medicine Program at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday, September 30, 2021

History of Medicine and Allied Sciences Speaker Series: “Understanding Addiction: From Past to Present”

Itai Danovitch, MD, MBA, Chair and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday, September 23, 2021

History of Medicine and Allied Sciences Speaker Series: “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Life of an 18th Century Hospital Physician”

Elizabeth Mellyn, PhD, Associate Professor of History at University of New Hampshire

Thursday, September 2, 2021

History of Medicine and Allied Sciences Speaker Series: “Delivering the Enlightenment: Childbirth Technologies in 18th Century France”

Margaret Carlyle, PhD, Assistant Professor of History at University of British Columbia

Thursdays, Sept.2-Oct. 7, 2021

Six-week course: “Incurables to COVID-19: The Evolution of Cedars-Sinai as a Modern Hospital”

Kirsten Moore-Sheeley, PhD, Assistant Professor in the History of Medicine Program at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday, July 8, 2021

History of Medicine Speaker Series: “Hildegard's Daughters: Women of Science, Women of the Cedars-Sinai Mural”

Stephen Geller, MD, pathologist and chairman emeritus of the Department of Pathology at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday, June 24, 2021

History of Medicine Speaker Series: TBD

Hannah Murphy, PhD, UKRI Future Leaders fellow and lecturer in Early Modern History at King’s College London

Thursday, June 10, 2021

History of Medicine Speaker Series: “Racial Inequities in American Medicine: Historical Perspective and Present-Day Legacies”

Carolyn Roberts, PhD, Assistant Professor of History of Science & Medicine and African American Studies at Yale University

Thursday, May 27, 2021

History of Medicine Speaker Series: “From Qi-guo 瘈狗 to Qi-bing 瘈病 (From “Mad Dogs” to Rabies): Pastorians and Public Health in Republican China (1911-1945)”

Chien-Ling Liu Zeleny, PhD, historian of medicine at UCLA

Wednesdays, May 26-June 30, 2021

Six-week course: “Medical (Mal)Practices Under the Nazi Regime”

Sari J. Siegel, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the History of Medicine Program at Cedars-Sinai

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

John M. Barry; conversation moderated by Michelle Kittleson, MD, PhD, Director of Education in Heart Failure and Transplantation and Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday, May 13, 2021

History of Medicine Speaker Series: “Clinical-Anatomical Medicine Before the Paris Hospital Medicine”

Evan Ragland, PhD, assistant professor of History at University of Notre Dame

Thursday, April 29, 2021

History of Medicine Speaker Series: “Is Medicine Dysgenic?”

Nathaniel Comfort, PhD, professor of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University

Thursday, April 15, 2021

History of Medicine Lunch Meeting: “The Cesarean Section Rate: An American History of Risk, Technology, and Consequence”

Jacqueline Wolf, PhD, professor of the History of Medicine at Ohio State University

Thursday, April 1, 2021

History of Medicine Lunch Meeting: “Race, Remedies, and (Drug) Resistance: Defining Tuberculosis between East Africa and the World”

Kirsten Moore-Sheeley, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the History of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Steven E. Aschheim, PhD, professor emeritus of History at The Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History

Thursday, March 4, 2021

History of Medicine Lunch Meeting: “Revisiting Human and Animal Experimentation”

Anita Guerrini, PhD, homing professor in the Humanities and History emerita at Oregon State University

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Thursday, January 21, 2021

“Censoring Medicine in the Age of Galileo”

Hannah Marcus, PhD, assistant professor of the History of Science at Harvard University

Thursday, January 7, 2021

“Books, Bones and Bodies: Anatomy in Nazi Germany and its Legacies for Medicine Today”

Sabine Hildebrandt, MD, associate professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School

Date & Time
Event
Presenter

Thursday, December 17, 2020

“Heredity under the Microscope: Chromosomes and the Study of the Human Genome”

Soraya de Chadarevian, PhD, professor of History of Science, Technology, and Medicine at UCLA

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Thursday April 2, 2020

“Discovery of a Renal Origin of Hypertension by Harry Goldblatt, 1934”

Leon Fine, MD, professor of biomedical sciences and medicine at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Franklin Strauss, MD, nephrologist at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Stephen Geller, MD, pathologist and chairman emeritus of the Department of Pathology at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Russell Johnson, MLS, curator of History and Special Collections for the Sciences at UCLA Biomedical Library; Micaela Sullivan-Fowler, MS, MA, curator and librarian of the History of Health Sciences at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Franklin Strauss, MD, nephrologist at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday, August 27, 2020

“Challenge Trials for COVID-19: Some Ethical Reflections”

Stuart Finder, PhD, director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday, August 13, 2020

“Every Breath You Take: Reverse Engineering a Museum Piece for Use in COVID”

Mervyn Singer, MD, professor of Intensive Care Medicine at University College London

Thursday July 30, 2020

Erin Travers, PhD, graduate intern in philanthropy, Getty Research Institute

Thursday July 23, 2020

“Intimate Relations: The Development of Arterial Repair, 1880–1960”

Justin Barr, MD, PhD, general surgery resident at Duke Medical Center and author of the book Of Life and Limb: Surgical Repair of the Arteries in War and Peace, 1880–1960

Thursday June 25, 2020

Thursday June 18, 2020

Thursday June 11, 2020

Thursday June 4, 2020

Thursday May 28, 2020

John Harold, MD, attending physician at the Smidt Heart Institute, former chief of staff at Cedars-Sinai, and past president of the American College of Cardiology

Thursday May 21, 2020

“A Most Unfortunate Event in the History of Cedars Nephrology: The Saga of Richard Lippman”

Leon Fine, MD, professor of biomedical sciences and medicine, Cedars-Sinai

Thursday May 14, 2020

Thursday May 7, 2020

Thursday April 30, 2020

Thursday April 23, 2020

“House Call at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue”

Leo Gordon, MD, general surgeon and professor of surgery at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday April 16, 2020

“Jewish Prisoner-Physicians in Nazi Camps”

Sari Siegel, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Program in the History of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai

Thursday April 9, 2020

“False Images Do Not (Necessarily) Lie”

Gideon Manning, PhD, research associate professor at Claremont Graduate University

Date & Time
Event
Presenter

Monday, November 18, 2019
Noon-1 p.m.
PEC 8

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
8 a.m.-9 a.m.
Harvey Morse Auditorium

Wednesday, October 24, 2019
Noon-1 p.m.
PEC 8

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Noon-1 p.m.
Harvey Morse Conference
Rooms 4 and 5

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Noon-1 p.m.
North Tower Conference, Room A

Joel Klein, PhD, Molina Curator for the History of Medicine & Allied Sciences, The Huntington Library

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 
Noon-1 p.m.  
Thalians Health Center,
E117 

Roundtable in the History or Medicine: “How to Transform a Small Community Hospital Into the Nation's Leading Cardiology Program in Five Decades”

Please bring your own lunch

James Forrester, MD, cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai; George Burns and Gracie Allen emeritus professor of cardiology

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 
Noon-1 p.m.  
Thalians Health Center,
E117

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 
Noon-1 p.m.  
North Tower, Conference
Room C 

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019
Noon-1 p.m. 
North Tower, Conference
Room A 

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 
Noon-1 p.m.
Thalians Health Center
E119

Roundtable in the History of Medicine: The Inquisitive Ear: The Language of Pain

Please bring your own lunch

Marcia Meldrum, PhD, associate researcher, Center for Social Medicine and the Humanities, UCLA

Date & Time
Event
Presenter

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018
Noon-1 p.m. 
Thalians Health Center
E119

Roundtable in the History of Medicine: AB OVO: A Tour of Ancient Greek and Roman Obstetrics and Gynecology

Melissa Wong, MD, fellow of maternal-fetal medicine, Cedars-Sinai

Monday, Dec. 3, 2018
Noon-1 p.m. 
Thalians Health Center
Auditorium

Seminar Series Lecture: Beyond Binaries: Transgender Histories from Byzantium to Present (a mini-symposium)

Roland Betancourt, PhD, associate professor of art history, University of California, Irvine; Virginia Steele, PhD, curator of public art collection, UCLA; Maurice Garcia, MD, MAS, director of the transgender surgery and health program, Cedars-Sinai

Monday, Nov. 19, 2018
Noon-1 p.m. 
Thalians Health Center
E119

Roundtable in the History of Medicine: The Inquisitive Ear: Alexander Graham Bell’s Upon the Formation of a Deaf Variety of the Human Race (1883)

Jessica Holmes, PhD, postdoctoral fellow of musicology, UCLA

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
10-11 a.m.
Thalians Health Center
Auditorium

Seminar Series Lecture: Patient Autonomy Since the National Research Act

Cathy Gere, PhD, associate professor of history of science, University of California, San Diego

Monday, Oct. 8, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
Thalians Health Center
E119

Roundtable in the History of Medicine :The Inquisitive Ear: "Noise" in Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing (1859)

Melissa Lo, PhD, associate director, Program in the History of Medicine

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018
Noon-1 p.m. 
Pavilion Education Center
Room 4

Seminar Series Lecture: Border Medicine: Health and Healing in Early Los Angeles

Box lunches provided.

D .J. Waldie, award-winning author of Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir and several other works, contributing editor for The Los Angeles Times and former deputy city manager of Lakewood, California.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Noon-1 p.m. 
Thalians Health Center
E117

Roundtable in the History of Medicine: On Creativity in Scientists and Artists

Leon G. Fine, MD, director, Program in History of Medicine

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Noon-1 p.m. 
Harvey Morse
Auditorium

Leon G. Fine, MD, director, Program in History of Medicine
Harry Goldblatt and the Discovery of the Renovascular Origin of Hypertension

Kenneth Bernstein, PhD, director, UCLA Pathology Research Institute
The Multiple Faces of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme

Ravi Thadhani, MD, MPH, vice dean, research and education; and S. Ananth Karumanchi, MD, professor of medicine, Cedars-Sinai
Mechanisms of Hypertension in Eclampsia: A Novel Strategy for its Prevention and Treatment

Ronald Victor, MD, Burns & Allen chair in cardiology research; director, hypertension center, Cedars Sinai
A Breakthrough Achievement in Bringing Diagnosis and Treatment to a Vulnerable Population

Allyn Mark, MD, professor; and Roy J. Carver chair in internal medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City
The Discoveries of Ronald Victor: A Tribute

Monday, June 18, 2018 
Noon-1 p.m. 
Education Conference Center
Room A

Seminar Series Lecture: Reconceiving the Pill: From Revolutionary Therapeutic to Lifestyle Drug

Boxed lunches provided.

Elizabeth Watkins, PhD, Dean, Graduate Division; Vice Chancellor, Student Academic Affairs; professor of history of health sciences at University of California, San Francisco

Monday, June 18, 2018 
6 p.m. registration
6:30 p.m. program
Harvey Morse Conference Center

Program: We’ll Always Have Paras! Frolics and Diversions of Four Small Glands

Presented by the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association, Medical Staff and Emeritus Society

Leo Gordon, MD, senior consultant in clinical surgery for the Surgery Group of Los Angeles

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
Harvey Morse Conference

Michael Sappol, Visiting Research in History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
Pavilion
PEC 5

Janet Browne, PhD, Aramont Professor in the History of Science, Harvard University

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
Thalians Health Center
E119

Michael Nurok, MD, Medical Director, Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit; Associate Professor, Surgery, Cedars-Sinai

Steven Shapin, PhD
Franklin L. Ford Research Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University

Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
Harvey Morse Conference Center Auditorium

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
Education and Conference Center
Room B

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
Noon-1 p.m.
Thalians Health Center
E119

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Esther Olivo